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J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Barrel Select 2000

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

From the initial scent, there’s a dark cherry richness that fills this wine with fleshiness and lasts. It’s an oak-enriched fruit, with lashings of tannin across all that cherry meat in the end, a full-bore Russian River Valley style, aggressive in its youth. Give it several years to mellow and grow complex.

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Rochioli Vineyard & Winery:
With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County's finest wineries. This family legacy began in 1938, when Joe Rochioli Sr. purchased land he had long farmed. He had the foresight to know that the soil of the Russian River Valley would one day produce some of the world's greatest wines. His son Joe Jr. embraced thi... Read more
With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County's finest wineries. This family legacy began in 1938, when Joe Rochioli Sr. purchased land he had long farmed. He had the foresight to know that the soil of the Russian River Valley would one day produce some of the world's greatest wines. His son Joe Jr. embraced this vision and today craft renowned, terrior-driven wines built on a foundation of superb fruit. The result has been a decades-long tradition of outstanding vintages: Silky-smooth, fruit-forward Pinot Noirs; rich, opulent Chardonnays; and tangy, food-friendly Sauvignon Blancs. Always in demand, always revered and always rated among the best varietals to be sought anywhere in the world. This commitment to quality is unwavering and our promise to everyone who uncorks a bottle of our wine. Read less

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Snooth User: jgpick
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05/02/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Barrel Select

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/22/2015

From the initial scent, there’s a dark cherry richness that fills this wine with fleshiness and lasts. It’s an oak-enriched fruit, with lashings of tannin across all that cherry meat in the end, a full-bore Russian River Valley style, aggressive in its youth. Give it several years to mellow and grow complex.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/22/2015

The medium ruby-colored 2000 Pinot Noir Estate exhibits a sweet perfume of dusty cherries intermixed with plum, loamy soil, and mineral notes. Medium-bodied and impeccably clean, with excellent length as well as ripeness, and enough acidity to provide definition and uplift, it will drink well for 4–5 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/22/2015

Marked by leathery, beefy, dry leaf flavors. It veers into spicy cherry and anise notes, gaining complexity and depth, though it’s a tad green and lacks fruit purity. Drink now through 2005.



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